Sustainable Business Resources

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General Business Resources

 

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources


Recycling and Waste Reduction

 

Greening Events, Conferences and Meetings


Water Conservation

  • U.S. EPA’s Water Sense program – www.epa.gov/WaterSense/ 
    • Evaluating and promoting water-saving devices and equipment
  • Take Back the Tap campaign - www.takebackthetap.org
    • Non-profit Food and Water Watch national campaign to reduce bottled water use

 

Air Quality and Green Cleaning

 

Purchasing – Your Product Choices, Influencing Your Suppliers

 

Transportation Alternatives

 

Landscaping to Conserve Water, Foster Habitat, Minimize Labor

  • MO Dept. of Conservation’s Grow Native! program - www.grownative.org
    • Promoting use, appreciation and propagation of native and adapted plants
  • Locally promoting Rain Garden landscaping - www.showmeraingardens.com
    • Program of St. Louis County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Plants of Merit – www.plantsofmerit.org
    • Partnership between MO Botanical Garden, Powell Gardens of Kansas City, U of MO Extension Service and many local nurseries and garden centers

 

Cultivating Sustainability Literacy – Avoiding “Greenwashing”

 

Office and Business Supply Resources

 

Overall Sustainability – General Resources